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Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> it's as different as night as day, that's how officials describe healthcare.gov . officials say it's working better, faster, but still they're cautiously managing expectations. vice president yesterday biden is in asia for a week long trip. biden arrived just a few hours ago. he'll speak with japanese and chinese leaders over islands claim by both countries. he'll also visit china and south korea. that's your look at our top stories. "inside story" is next. >> healthcare.gov fixes appear to be working, but questions and challenges remain. i'm ray sa suarez and that's the "inside story." ♪ >> president obama says the healthcare.gov website is significantly improved. the administration said the site can now handle 50,000 people at once and 800,000 users a day. that's on the could called front end as people browse the site. but the back end is still a work in progress. that's where the real business is as insurance companies and the federal government share info and you finish your purchase. on this edition of inside story we're going give the affordable care act and online exchan
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:30am EST
♪ >> president obama says the healthcare.gov website is significantly improved. the administration said the site can now handle 50,000 people at once and 800,000 users a day. that's on the could called front end as people browse the site. but the back end is still a work in progress. that's where the real business is as insurance companies and the federal government share info and you finish your purchase. on this edition of inside story we're going give the affordable care act and online exchanges a checkup with the deadlines approaching fast. the obama administration says the ailing website healthcare.gov is on the mend, and close to being cured of the bugs and glitches that had the president himself apologizing. >> what i'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. >> this weekend was president obama's sow-imposed deadline to make the site work. the department of health and human services announced a main online artery for americans to buy health insurance is working 90% of the time. more than 400 bugs in the system has been fixed since the launch, and as many as 800,000 u
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
has suffered a great deal over the botched healthcare.com. part of his budget proposal reduce the cost of living increases social security, chain cpi. you don't hear him talking about that now. you don't see him pressing for that in the emerging budget deal. all the politics of the situation with pointing small if they can get anything done at all in. >> well, libby, is anything pointing small, is that even doing what you said you're going to do by when you said you were going to do it is a kind of victory. >> it is a bar. if they could get come up with something it would be an accomplishment. sequestration, more cuts kicking in in january, they talk about the budget, and they talk about the cuts that america has experienced that have already kicked in, and there is more coming down the pike. there is more conversation about can any change be instituted, and if it's so small could it have an impact. we wouldn't have the crisis in january that we had in october of the whole government shutting down, so there was a large part of the government shutting do you know, but it was so much and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:30am EST
talked about not a lot frefrequently. and he is also trying to turn the page from the bungled healthcare rollout. and here is the president. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you, everybody. please, please, have a seat. [ applause ] >> thank you so much. well, thank you ni ra for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resinated with me. there are were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resinated with some of you. in other the past ten years the center for american progress has done incredible work to shape the debate over expanding opportunity for all americans, and i could not be more grateful to cap not only for giving me a lot of good policy ideas, but also giving me a lot of staff. [ laughter ] >> my friend john ran my transition, my chief of staff dennis mcdunna did an extended cap, so you are doing a good job training folks. i also want to thank all of the members of congress and my administration for the wonderful work they do. i want to thank mayor grey and everyone here at the ark for having me. this center which i have been to quite a bit, and all of the non
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
with the labor of low wage workers across this country. the dishwashers, retail sales people and healthcare providers who toil at the federal minimum wage haven't seen a pay raise in four years and efforts in congress to find one have stagnated. cities, states, and counties are taking it on themselves to bring their workers to income levels closer to the fiscal realities of these tough times. and it's no easy task. as much debate surrounds the effectiveness of image wage hikes and who really benefits. do these wage controls cost jobs? we'll discuss the issue on this addition of "inside story." but first this background. >> they deserve to live a good life in one of the richest cities in the world. >> reporter: close to 100 people rallied outside washington, d.c. city council chamber as council members inside voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour. >> congress' failure to act, and congress' failure to take care of those left behind not just from the recession, but as the people who make the most have done better and better, we've become a city of haves and have nots, and a
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